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Inflation may be a red herring

Markets are now experiencing a situation vaguely resembling the infamous 2013 “Taper Tantrum”.

Open banking and the third sector: helping charities, help others

The continuing growth and maturity of open banking-enabled propositions is driving compelling new opportunities for the charitable ‘Third Sector’. Here at the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE), we know that charities have felt the impact of COVID-19 lockdown in the past 12 months. Reduced high street footfall make it harder to reach donors through traditional means. Contactless card payments at checkout mean less spare change to drop into buckets across the country.

Technical news in brief

ICAEW's Audit and Assurance Faculty brings you the latest technical updates on developments in auditing and assurance, financial reporting and ethics.

Technical news in brief December 2020

ICAEW's Audit and Assurance Faculty brings you the latest technical updates on developments in auditing and assurance, financial reporting and ethics. Please note Only Audit and Assurance Faculty members and Faculties Online subscribers have access to these technical updates.

When data meets society: managing data ethically

Writing for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, ICAEW’s Head of Financial Services Philippa Kelly explores how the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement have brought issues with our relationships to financial services and data into sharp relief.

Webinars and virtual events

Did you know you get specialised webinars as part of your ICAEW Financial Services membership? With topics ranging from IFRS17, Climate Change, and opportunities to hear direct from UK regulators such as the FRC or the Bank of England.

Upcoming features

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24 March 12:00 - 13:00

How to do Stress Tests in 2021
This webinar will help you understand how regulatory thinking has evolved and look at their approach for 2021. It is aimed at anyone involved in stress testing or anyone placing reliance on stress testing (e.g. to understand ‘going concern’).

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April
Climate change in financial services
Exclusive to Faculty members
Email us at fsf@icaew.com
April IFRS17 Exclusive to Faculty members
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See the full list of available events and webinars.

On-demand webinars and recordings

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01 March 2021

CASS Audits 2021 (membership only)
Exclusive to ICAEW Financial Services members, this webinar gives a high-level run through of all you need to know regarding the CASS rules. Perfect for those planning for their CASS audit as well as practitioners preparing for their clients.

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11 February 2021
COVID-19: A scientific perspective - looking to the future
Brought to you by the ICAEW Financial Services Faculty, this webinar provides a conversation with Professor Peter Piot of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Special Advisor on COVID-19 Research & Innovation.
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10 November 2020 2020 Financial Services Climate Change Conference
Brought to you by ICAEW Financial Services, this conference enables banks, insurers and investment managers to understand where other organisations are in the process of managing their climate change related financial risks.
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See the full list of on-demand webinars and recordings.

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LIBOR Transition: are you ready?

The use of LIBOR as a reference rate in loan agreements or derivatives will no longer be allowed from 2021. We outline the things all businesses need to do now to prepare for the end of LIBOR. Find out what you need to know.

Culture and purpose in financial services

Inspiring confidence

ICAEW's Inspiring Confidence campaign explores the issues affecting consumers and financial services providers in a rapidly changing world.

Banks, insurers and investment managers play vitally important roles within society, to encourage economic development and allow individuals and businesses to save, invest, insure and make payments. We must have confidence in them. Responsible providers, responsible consumers, better regulation and better information underpin this confidence.

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